The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.
Purpose of the internship:
UNICEF Brazil country programme (2017-2021) includes four major programmatic areas of focus: (1) social inclusion; (2) strengthening public policies to better reach the most vulnerable; (3) protection from the worst forms of violence; and (4) citizen (including adolescent) engagement.
At field level, UNICEF Brazil utilizes two major initiatives to achieve results for children: the UNICEF Municipal Seal and the Urban Centers initiative. The UNICEF Seal has been implemented with UNICEF leadership for the past 15 years. Over 1,900 municipalities are enrolled in the current edition (2017-2020) of the UNICEF Seal, including 1,280 from 9 states in the Semi-Arid Territory. The UNICEF Seal is the most important programme that UNICEF carries out in the Semi-Arid Territory. Further to this, UNICEF implements an Integrated Education Programme (PEI), support a Network of Inclusion, Federal State Committees to Prevent Homicides of Adolescents in Ceará and Bahia states, and others.
Under the supervision of the Communication Specialist and in agreement with the Chief of the Semi-Arid Platform and the Chief of Communications and Partnerships in Brasilia, the Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting communication activities in SAB by engaging with local and regional media, supporting national Communication activities in SAB, developing content for UNICEF and UNICEF Seal digital platforms, engaging and collaborating with local partners.
The intern’s participation will include provision of support in technical areas and learning under the supervision of the Communication Specialist. The intern’s tasks are listed below according to the programme specifications:
Benefits offered to the candidate by the internship:
The Communication Intern will work from the UNICEF Zonal Office in Salvador/BA, 20h per week (4h a day: from Monday through Friday).
Duration: 6 months
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, representing the diversity of Brazil, such as black and indigenous people, to apply to become a part of our organization. Candidates will be equally considered regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, social and HIV/aids status.
For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is also the world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries. As a global authority UNICEF is able to influence decision makers at the global level and turn the most innovative ideas into reality.